Road Traffic Accidents

Road Traffic Accidents (RTA) claims are made depending on the type of accident. It isn’t just drivers that can stake a claim for injuries, RTAs can cause injuries to pedestrians or innocent bystanders. This claim has been put in place to protect all: car drivers, passengers, pedestrians, bikers and cyclists. Types of roadside accidents include: 

  • Burns
  • Amputation
  • Concussion (ranging from mild to severe).
  • Whiplash injury (injuries to the neck, shoulders or spine due to a sudden impact that causes the neck to flex backwards and forwards rapidly).
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Seat belt or airbag injuries (inclusive of chest injuries)
  • Dislocations
  • Crush injuries
  • Facial disfigurement
  • Child restraints injury
  • Loss of an eye or injuries to the eye
  • Fractures
  • Lacerations or scarring
  • Internal injuries
  • Head or brain injury
  • Spinal injuries.

Reasons for RTAs

To file a claim, you must be able to prove that the person responsible for your injury is in the wrong. There are various reasons for an RTA, some of the most common are listed below: 

Weather Conditions: snow, rainstorms and icy roads are the cause of many road traffic accidents.

Inattention: eating, drinking, putting on or changing music, using your mobile phone or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs cause negligence while driving.

Poorly Maintained Roads: construction, potholes and poor road signage make for poor road maintenance. 

Recklessness: driving with a disregard for traffic rules and signs is another cause of RTA. Driving over or under the speed limit can also cause casualties. 

Car malfunction:  system failures of cars or a part of the car can cause fatal accidents. Parts that may fail are brakes, steering wheel malfunction and poor road tyre traction.

Fatal Road Traffic Accident Claims

As a dependent of the person killed in a road traffic accident, you can bring a civil action against them as RTA compensation. For more details on this, please contact Royce Legal Solicitors.